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Members of the Mill Road Thresherman's Association demonstrate Threshing during the 2013 event. Threshing and bailing will be two of the featured demonstrations at the annual event July 25-27 at the fairgrounds. At left one of the two host tractor clubs is Allis Chalmers.

Chosen as the Altamont Garden Club's Yard of the Month, Helen Klitzing and mother Lucille Fisher take a moment for a quick photo.

Members of the Western Rooters 4-H Club toured the Herald Publications Press Plant located in The Altamont News Building on 7 Do It Drive. Pressmen Brad Smithson and Mark Hoskins showed the club the entire process of printing from getting the information via the internet, to burning, processing, and bending plates, to running the web press.

Avryee Scholes, a seventh grade student from St. Elmo had the honor of being crowned the Jr. Miss Fayette County Fair Queen on the evening of July 15. Avryee was crowned by retiring queen Deana Shelton and the newly crowned Miss Fayette County Fair Queen Sierah Ruffner and the newly crowned Little Miss Reagan Smith. Avryee was also joined by first runner up Taralyn Taylor and second runner up Anna Kramer.

On July 14, the Fayette County Fair hosted the 4-H Beef Show in Brownstown. Clay Miller and his brother Nate showed in the Cow/Calf portion of the show and after leading the pair around and setting them for the judge the two brothers took first.


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33rd Annual Mill Road Thresherman's Show Opens Friday Print E-mail
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Written by Clyde Barr   
Monday, 21 July 2014 11:25

Allis-Chalmers and Minneapolis-Moline members and tractors will be the featured guests for the 33rd anniversary of the Annual Mill Road Thresherman's Show held at the Effingham County Fairgrounds.
The event is set to kickoff on July 25, with a 9 a.m. flag raising and auction followed by threshing and baling demonstrations 3 p.m. Events run through Sunday evening, July 27.
The newly formed Triple A Tractor Club (All About Allis) has chosen the Thresherman's Show to their first event.

St. Elmo Citizen of the Year Nominations Print E-mail
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Written by Clyde Barr   
Monday, 21 July 2014 11:24

The Citizen of the Year program is sponsored by the St. Elmo Council and will be judged by an independent panel of judges from the community.
Nominations are open to anyone who has made a contribution to the City of St. Elmo, regardless of residency.
Nominations should be mailed to or dropped off at the City of St. Elmo, 411 N. Main Street, St. Elmo.

After School Program to be Continued at Immanuel Lutheran this Fall Print E-mail
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Written by Administrator   
Monday, 14 July 2014 11:49

Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altamont is offering its seventh year of After School Care beginning Monday, August 18 for students attending Altamont Grade School and Altamont Lutheran School, the first day of student attendance for the 2014-15 school year.
After School Care will again be held in the Immanuel Parish Hall from 3:15 to 5:30 p.m. on all full school days, including early dismissals and the occasional half days dismissing before lunch. The program is open to children in kindergarten through sixth grade.

City Officials Approves Water Rate Increase Print E-mail
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Written by Clyde Barr   
Monday, 14 July 2014 11:51

St. Elmo City officials approved a 1.5-percent rate hike in resident water rates during their regular meeting on July 7 at the Phillips Building.
The increase will result in an approximate increase of 13-cents per hundred gallons used for the normal St. Elmo water bill, according to City Treasurer Mary Magnus.
City officials approved the rate after learning that Fayette County Water, the city's water provider, had increased their rates to the City in the amount of 1.5-percent.

City Officials Learn of Sign Improvements Print E-mail
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Written by Clyde Barr   
Monday, 30 June 2014 12:18

Altamont City Council members learned the street and alley crews have already installed 100 new signs around the city.
Commissioner informed the council during their regular meeting on June 23, that 100 of the 279 new signs have already been installed.
"The signs are all stop or yield signs," Jones said. 
Jones also told the council the crews have been very busy repairing and patching the streets.

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